Woman, 37, killed in Wilmington triple shooting, police say

A 37-year-old woman was killed in a triple shooting in Wilmington, police said Tuesday.

Atiyah Martin-El was on her way to pick up her sister for a new job Tuesday when police tape stopped her from getting here. She learned minutes later her sister was gunned down outside her home. She identified the woman as 37-year-old Latahesia Hill.

"We are going to miss an angel. A caring soul that’s what they are going to miss," Martin said.

Hill was one of three women shot in a hail of gunfire in the middle of the intersection of the 1000 block of North Pine Street on the city’s eastside. A 23-year-old and 26-year-old were also shot. They were taken to the hospital. At last check, the women were listed in stable condition.

Two Wilmington officers were also injured while responding to the shooting scene.  Surveillance video shows their patrol car struck by a passing SUV and flip over about a mile away from the shooting.  Both officers were taken to the hospital.

Her sister doesn't believe Hill who went by the nickname "Tee Tee" was targeted. She says she had no enemies and often helped feed hungry people in her neighborhood.

"A life being taking off the streets this is ridiculous. Somebody should put a stop to this. Too many people young, old, women, kids, men are losing their life to these streets. This is ridiculous," she said.

The shooting remains under investigation but there are no known motives at this time. 

Tips can be submitted by calling Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333, or at the Delaware Crime Stoppers website.

Editor’s Note: This story has updated with the corrected spelling of the victim’s first name.



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